The Big Picture Fest brings more colour to Newcastle's streets

The Big Picture Fest (BPF) recently returned to Newcastle with a festival of colour, creativity and community - adding more spectacular large-scale murals to the city's growing street art trail. 

Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) was thrilled to partner with NSW Government's The Festival of Place in sponsoring the event for it's second year in the city - as it attracted over 12,000 residents and visitors from across the state, showcasing Newcastle as one of the best street art destinations in NSW. 
 

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Rosie Woods mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022
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Rosie Woods mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Pictured: Rosie Woods' mural in Honeysuckle, sponsored by HCCDC and The Festival of Place.


The Big Picture Fest sets a precedent for excellence in street art and creative collaboration.

Building on the original BPF artworks created in 2020, this years festival has introduced another 9 permanent outdoor exhibition spaces to Newcastle - expanding the city's legacy art trail (video, photos and map below) that can be explored and enjoyed by locals and visitors for years to come.

Showcasing high quality public artwork created by interstate, local and emerging artists, the 3-day festival promotes collaboration with the local residents, businesses and the broader arts community.

Over the October long weekend, BPF partnered with the New Annual festival's Chalk The Walk and Little Festival activations to create an interactive public art trail through the city where the community could watch and engage with the live art-making in progress. The weekend also included a 'Spray Alley' graffiti jam paying tribute the festival's graffiti culture origins; the Crosspoint Mentor Program fostering local emerging artists; and held exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and behind-the-scenes walking tours.


HCCDC is committed to creating great place and community outcomes, and we love seeing the positive impact The Big Picture Fest brings to the city and creative arts community.

  • Download the street art map - PDF
  • Video and photos - See below
  • More about HCCDC sponsorships - Webpage

The Big Picture Fest street art

Mural map (PDF)

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Michael Black mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022

Michael Black, 2022 (Gibson Street)

 

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Goya Torres' mural, The Big Picture Fest 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Goya Torres, 2022 (Gibson Street)

 

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James R Ellis mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022

James R Ellis, 2022 (First Parking carpark)

 

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Rosie Woods mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Rosie Woods, 2022 (Honeysuckle Drive)

 

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Georgia Hill Mural, The Big Picture Fest 2022

Georgia Hill, 2022 (Lamen Street)

 

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Spray Alley Graffiti Jam, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022

Spray Alley Graffiti Jam, 2022 (Civic Lane)

 

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Fintan Magee dreamwall mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Fintan Magee, 2020 (Civic Lane, Museum Park)

 

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Sophia Flegg mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Sophia Flegg, 2020 (Museum Park corridor)

 

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Ellie Hannon mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Ellie Hannon, 2020 (King Street)

 

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Bronte Naylor mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Bronte Naylor, 2020 (Civic Theatre facing NUSpace)

 

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Vans the Omega mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Vans the Omega, 2020 (Cnr of Union and King Street)

 

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Tuns mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Tuns, 2020 (Cnr of Union and King Street)

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Sean Thomas Bell mural, The Big Picture Fest 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Sean Thomas Bell, 2022 (Union Lane)

 

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Deams' mural, The Big Picture Fest 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Taj 'Deams' Alexander, 2022 (Parry Street)

 

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Damien Mitchell mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Damien Mitchell, 2022 (TAFE Art School)

 

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Claire Foxton mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Claire Foxton, 2022 (Auckland Street laneway)

 

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Crosspoint Mentor Program, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2022 (Photo by Lee Illfield)

Crosspoint Mentor Program, 2022 (King Street)

 

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Patricia Van Lubeck mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Patricia Van Lubeck, 2020 (Cnr of Union and King Street)

 

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Inari mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Inari, 2020 (University House facing NUSpace)

 

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Jasmine Craciun mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Jasmine Craciun, 2020 (Brown Street)

 

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Jordan Lucky mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Jordan Lucky, 2020 (Cnr of Union and King Street)

 

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Olas One mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Olas One, 2020 (FogHorn Brewery)

 

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Mitch Revs mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Mitch Revs, 2020 (Museum Park corridor)

 

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Tom Henderson mural, The Big Picture Fest Newcastle 2020

Tom Henderson, 2020 (Museum Park corridor)